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  • Why liquidity is important for debt ETFs Apr 16, 2021 10:07 AM IST

    Why liquidity is important for debt ETFs

  • As interest rates rise, debt fund investors should be happy with lower returns: DSP Mutual Fund Apr 12, 2021 09:57 AM IST

    As interest rates rise, debt fund investors should be happy with lower returns: DSP Mutual Fund

    The Head-Fixed Income, Saurabh Bhatia, says that increase in interest rates may not mean more risks for investors.

  • Where does the investor feature in Franklin Templeton’s desperate bid to save its reputation? Apr 01, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    Where does the investor feature in Franklin Templeton’s desperate bid to save its reputation?

    Harsh penalties by SEBI are needed to dis-incentivise any reason that corroborates low accountability towards the investor

  • Are target maturity funds well-suited for investors during rising yields? Mar 24, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Are target maturity funds well-suited for investors during rising yields?

    Such funds can be considered if the investment time frame matches that of the target maturity date of the scheme

  • SEBI's AT1 bonds' rule resolved: Should you hold or sell your debt funds? Mar 24, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    SEBI's AT1 bonds' rule resolved: Should you hold or sell your debt funds?

    Debt funds will have to value AT1 bonds as 100-year securities. However, SEBI has given them two years to comply with the new rule

  • IDFC Gilt Index Funds review: Should you invest in the NFOs? Mar 18, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    IDFC Gilt Index Funds review: Should you invest in the NFOs?

    These funds will invest in gilts and treasury bills, which are highly-liquid and carry no credit risks

  • Why are investors exiting short-term debt mutual funds? Mar 15, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    Why are investors exiting short-term debt mutual funds?

    February saw a net outflow of over Rs 10,000 crore in these schemes. The rise in yields has spooked investors.

  • AT1 and Tier 2 bonds may not be too risky for debt funds, but SEBI is taking no chances Mar 15, 2021 09:27 AM IST

    AT1 and Tier 2 bonds may not be too risky for debt funds, but SEBI is taking no chances

    SEBI has asked MFs to value such bonds as having a 100-year tenor, which may result in a fall in debt fund NAVs

  • Is it time to increase your investments in high-yield debt funds? Mar 10, 2021 10:58 AM IST

    Is it time to increase your investments in high-yield debt funds?

    An improvement in company finances can result in a pickup in credit offtake in 2021. Credit spreads are attractive too. But don’t go overboard on credit risks.

  • Explained: All about debt fund taxation and indexation Mar 08, 2021 11:09 AM IST

    Explained: All about debt fund taxation and indexation

    The holding period must be three years to avail indexation benefits. Only debt mutual funds are eligible for indexation benefits and not direct bond investments

  • Credit risk funds aren’t adequately rewarding for investors: Mirae Asset Feb 22, 2021 09:47 AM IST

    Credit risk funds aren’t adequately rewarding for investors: Mirae Asset

    The fund house’s CIO-Fixed Income, Mahendra Kumar Jajoo says that interest rates are bottoming out. He also says investors must focus more on their goals instead of worrying about interest rate cycles

  • Sharp fall in debt fund returns post-budget: Stick to short-term bond schemes Feb 19, 2021 09:51 AM IST

    Sharp fall in debt fund returns post-budget: Stick to short-term bond schemes

    Budgetary indications of increased borrowing and RBI’s withdrawal of  easy liquidity have caused bond yields to rise. Longer duration debt funds faced the brunt and returns turned anaemic.

  • Kotak Bond Short Term Fund review: Should you invest? Feb 16, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    Kotak Bond Short Term Fund review: Should you invest?

    The scheme has a high-quality portfolio that could give reasonable returns, without taking credit risks

  • Franklin Templeton's repayments to unitholders start next week: 5 key investor queries answered Feb 12, 2021 10:17 AM IST

    Franklin Templeton's repayments to unitholders start next week: 5 key investor queries answered

    If you are a unitholder of Franklin Ultra Short Bond Fund, you will receive around half of your money

  • Should investors buy bonds directly from the debt market? Feb 05, 2021 10:21 AM IST

    Should investors buy bonds directly from the debt market?

    Budget 2021 has outlined a large government borrowing program, thus pushing up yields. Listed may offer bonds better alternatives to bank fixed deposits

  • Returning unitholders money: The first of many steps needed for Franklin Templeton's image makeover Jan 29, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    Returning unitholders money: The first of many steps needed for Franklin Templeton's image makeover

    Franklin Templeton also faces the uphill task of getting its equity funds back in the reckoning

  • Explained in charts: How debt funds dealt with credit risks in 2020 Jan 25, 2021 09:19 AM IST

    Explained in charts: How debt funds dealt with credit risks in 2020

    The Franklin Templeton crisis spelled doom for low-rated bonds. But fund managers believe that the worst is over for credit risk funds

  • In the meeting with unitholders, Franklin Templeton denies allegations of favouritism to select investors Dec 30, 2020 11:27 AM IST

    In the meeting with unitholders, Franklin Templeton denies allegations of favouritism to select investors

    Unitholders asked trustees when they would get their money back and what could happen if schemes are re-opened for redemptions

  • Franklin Templeton’s debt schemes receive Rs 2,836 crore repayments in November Dec 01, 2020 03:43 PM IST

    Franklin Templeton’s debt schemes receive Rs 2,836 crore repayments in November

    Hearing on Franklin Templeton's petition in Supreme Court slated for December 3

  • Amidst falling interest rates, should investors choose debt funds over fixed deposits? Nov 05, 2020 09:41 AM IST

    Amidst falling interest rates, should investors choose debt funds over fixed deposits?

    Debt funds generate extra returns by taking additional risks, which is not the case with fixed deposits

  • Corporate bond and banking & PSU debt funds: Best options in a low interest rate environment Nov 03, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    Corporate bond and banking & PSU debt funds: Best options in a low interest rate environment

    A large spread between the 10-year government security yield and repo rate offers opportunities to short and medium term debt funds

  • How high expense ratios are eating into the returns of debt-oriented hybrid funds Nov 02, 2020 11:56 AM IST

    How high expense ratios are eating into the returns of debt-oriented hybrid funds

    The expense ratio of these schemes is typically in excess of 2 percent

  • Bond ETFs with fixed maturity dates: Low-risk options for investors Nov 02, 2020 09:37 AM IST

    Bond ETFs with fixed maturity dates: Low-risk options for investors

    Target date debt ETFs help investors significantly mitigate interest rate and credit risks

  • Fundsgate: How the Karnataka High court shredded Franklin Templeton’s and SEBI’s arguments on investor consent Oct 29, 2020 10:20 AM IST

    Fundsgate: How the Karnataka High court shredded Franklin Templeton’s and SEBI’s arguments on investor consent

    Franklin Templeton did not ask for investor consent when it decided to wind up its six debt funds in April. Investors disagreed and dragged it to court

  • Franklin Templeton case: Karnataka HC says MF trustees cannot be indemnified Oct 27, 2020 10:24 AM IST

    Franklin Templeton case: Karnataka HC says MF trustees cannot be indemnified

    In June, Franklin Templeton had indemnified its trustees of any liabilities. But the High Court has said such indemnity cannot be given unless unitholders' agree

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